Conn Iggulden is the author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire, the first novel in the series, as well as the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar. Iggulden, coauthor of the megaseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, continues his masterful series on Genghis Khan (following Genghis: Birt. For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united.

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I thought the first of his Rome series was really bad, but after a weird start with this one I’m certainly on board with the Mongol series The fight scenes themselves are masterfully played out; I found myself getting right behind the Mongols and cheering them on. Now, I admit, that may not be a perfect justification for starting an aggressive war or even as good as say Iggulden’s novels really help me to experience the charms of historical novels I’m not a huge fan of this genre, mind youmy knowledge on Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire is mostly from what I’d read in my highschool textbooks, but Mr.

Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow. I guess that’s the thing — this book is a real page turner and so much so that, now I’ve run out of these pages, I’ll have to get a copy of Wolf of the Plains so I can read through some more.

I am excited to read the lf of the story of Genghis Khan.

I can’t wait to read the next on I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this or. Other books in the series. On their adventures they come across the leader of the Blue Tong a criminal fraternitywho helps Ghengis’ brothers in exchange for a promise that he will be leader of his city after it is conquered by the Mongols.

Having crossed the desert the Mongol hordes attempt to take the kingdom of Xi Xia, the Mongols inexperience in siege craft shows when they are held at bay by the walls of Xi Xia, the division between the kingdom of Xi Xia and the Chin empire is also highlighted at this time. Another fascinating read from Iggulden 4 stars He gains Genghis’ trust and starts to teach Temuge the ways of a Shaman.


Spero che troviate degli uomini di cui potrete fidarvi e che creiate con loro un legame forte e profondo. Voi dovrete pensare lotds nazione che un giorno potreste guidare. Quando avrete paura, non datelo a vedere. Some memorably terrifying shit goes down in this one, most notably Badger Mouth, a battle that saw a vastly outnumbered Mongol army attack a huge, well-trained Jin horde through the fort-laden natural bottleneck of a mountain pass.

I tbe read a book in which I was told how conn character xonn feeling about something in every sentence since I don’t know when – certainly not as an adult. There llrds still moments here and there that I enjoyed between characters, like Genghis and his brothers or Genghis with his sons particularly his relationship with Jochior the half a second Borte shows up.

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Oct 17, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: And I have to admit that I’m having trouble recalling a lot of it to even write a review. In the first book, we followed Genghis from his formative, early years through the moment when he begins uniting the various Mongol tribes under his rule of manliness. There is certainly name calling and phases that would be considered insulting in the context of the culture.

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The Field of Igguldeen, and Emperor: There’s also a good portion of this book were Temuge, Khasar and Ho Sa travel to Batou to find a mason and it was Jochi certainly grabbed my sympathy. Non permettete a nessuno di prendersi gioco di voi, nemmeno per scherzo. The Gods of War, all of which are available in paperback from Dell.


Such a powerful historical figure should have jumped off the pages, and yet what little time is spent in his point of view is pretty dull.

With each battle his legend grows and the ranks of his horsemen swell, as does his iggulven. I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series. Gli uomini lo fanno per vedere chi ha la forza di contrastarli.

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The author does a great job bringing the characters to life in a believable fashion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Genghis uses his sword to cut the Khan’s thighs, so he cannot stand in return. If you want history, read a history iggulsen. The Khan’s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking.

This volume included far more planning a scheming and less fighting.

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Anything else can be taken from him, but never that. After Iggulden spent so much time in the last one building up the character of young Genghis Kahn – and making him sympathetic – there was surprisingly little personal development here.

Lords of the Bow Author s: On the other, how can I root for a Mongol leader over a Xi Xia leader when the Xi Xia are the ones defending their homes?

Read it Forward Read it first. A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across the Gobi Desert and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. Kokchu was interesting, if weird and gross.

Dec 27, Mark Halse rated it liked it. This book we step back a bit from the legend to encompass his army, his war tactics, and his success and failures on the battlefield. Subedei also makes his appearance early on in the book, and he was a character I was waiting for.